3rd Sinovac shot can be effective as booster

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Based on some studies, a third Sinovac shot can be an effective booster shot for those who already received two doses of the China-made COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member of the vaccine…

Moderna gets FDA approval for use on 12-17 age group

09/04/2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on children age 12 to 17. The Department of Health (DOH), however, has yet to give the go signal for the…

6 Steps to Expect When You Get Vaccinated

PR 08/10/2021

One surefire way to stay protected and protect loved ones from the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated. A number of new vaccination sites have been set up to accommodate everyone including the newest and 6th vaccination…

Experts against booster shot, mixing vaccine brands

Maricar Cinco 08/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) has recommended against giving a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as mixing brands, citing a “paucity of evidence” to support such possible changes…

Mandaue opens fifth and largest vaccination site at Parkmall

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has conducted a vaccination dry run at Parkmall on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Employees and tenants of the mall were vaccinated during the dry run that would last until…

More studies, guidelines needed for COVID-19 ‘booster shot’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local experts said more studies are needed while a set of guidelines should be formulated before they can proceed in inoculating people with booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. “We needed more studies…

PhilHealth offers COVID-19 vaccine injury, death compensation to qualified members

Doris C. Bongcac 07/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Individuals who will experience “serious adverse effects” as a result of their inoculation can already avail of assistance from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0007 published on June 18,…

bai Hotel Cebu sees 90% of employees vaccinated

PR 07/09/2021

bai Hotel Cebu’s thrust in keeping the health and safety of their guests a priority starts with their team members as nearly all its employees are fully vaccinated. One can ensure a safe and enjoyable staycation knowing…

Cebu City rolls out 9K vaccines on Thursday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City is reopening all vaccination sites Thursday, July 8, 2021, for the rollout of 9,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines.  Most of the vaccines are allocated to the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home…

No vax rollout in Cebu City on July 7 until further notice

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Cebu City has been paused once again. Councilor Dave Tumulak on Tuesday, July 6, confirmed that the city has used up all of its 14,920 doses of COVID-19…

Cebu City sets only 1 day roll-out for 5k vaccines on July 1

Dyrecka Letigio 06/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City expects to roll out 5,000 newly delivered doses of the Sinovac vaccines in only one day. Councilor David Tumulak, the point person for the vaccination site, said that the doses were…

Those who refuse to get vaccinated vs COVID-19 may be arrested, Duterte warns

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — People who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 may be arrested, President Rodrigo Duterte warned during his taped weekly Monday night briefing. “They are hard-headed.  Don’t get me wrong. There is a crisis being…

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